‘Loving the Skin I’m In’ the latest offering by award-winning author, playwright and Poet Laureate of Port of Spain, Eintou Pearl Springer is being hailed as ‘a cultural and historical exploration of the Caribbean experience’
The collection of poetry, which has won rave reviews from the literary and artistic communities of Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, represents the culmination of some thirty years of the life, work and career of this regional writer and activist.
Celebrated international author and Commonwealth Book Prize Winner, Earl Lovelace describes the new work in this way:
“Our sister who continues to champion at the very roots of our society causes of our becoming, with strength, passion and style, as cultural activist, teacher, artist: a woman who in her special way straddles the verandas that have given us Audrey Jeffers and Beryl Mc Burnie and the Gayelle that evokes warrior women Gangan Sarah and Sofie Bella the stick fighter, as well as Shouter and Shango mothers and the Flag Woman whose love and loyalty commit her fiercely not only to her band but to the great cause of what is to be human”…
Ms. Springer has dedicated much of her life and career to empowering young people through literature and the arts, whether in Trinidad and Tobago, the wider Caribbean or globally. Her extensive body of work, includes four adult volumes of poetry, one collection of stories and poems for children, many published articles and papers, as well as poems in anthologies.
The book, published by Lexicon Trinidad Limited, is now available for purchase at leading book-stores, and will be distributed to schools and young people of the Best Village Community project through the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs.